Having returned from a recent trip to California to attend a family wedding I was able to reflect on the changes I had seen in the 10 years since we had last visited the golden state. During that visit Barak Obama was campaigning hard for the presidency that he would eventually win a few months later. I remember meeting some campaigners on the street and sharing their optimism and hope for the future of this great nation. Now there is a very different president in office, and I met family and friends who were very down-hearted and fearful of what was happening to their country, but I also met people who thought Donald Trump was the best thing since sliced-bread. The strange thing to me was that the most vociferous supporters of Trump that I met were Mexican-Americans, many of them second or third generation immigrants. It goes to show that you can’t assume what political leanings a person may have based on their ethnicity or race.
These are some of my favourite images that I took on our trip. The area in Los Angeles in which we stayed was very pleasant, and near a great beach.